Madhu Mela from today
Madhu Mela, a fair marking the 189th birth anniversary of great epic poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta, will begin at Sagardari in Keshabpur upazila today.
Information and Commu-nication Technology Minister Mostafa Faruque Mohammad is expected to inaugurate the week-long fair.
Different programmes have been chalked out on the occasion, said organisers. The programmes include discussion on his works, jatra (open air drama) and cultural function.
Michael Madhusudan was born in a zamindar family at Sagardari on January 25 in 1824. He was the son of Rajnarayan Dutta and Jhannabi Devi.
Madhusudan passed away at Kolkata General Hospital on June 29, 1873 only three days after his wife Henrietta breathed her last.
The poet was buried at Park Street in Kolkata.